"No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of] the Incorporated National Will.
...When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and he will stand for everything traditionally American.
And nobody will ever say "Heil" to him, nor will they call him "Führer" or "Duce." But they will greet him with one great big, universal, democratic, sheeplike bleat of "O.K., Chief! Fix it like you wanna, Chief! Oh Kaaaay!""
--American journalist Dorothy Thompson (right), quote from 1935
Known as the First Lady of American Journalism, Thompson (1894-1961) was head of the New York Evening Post's Berlin office from 1925 until she Germany evicted her in 1934.
I thought this was a nice follow-up to the topic [post below] of rigged elections...